So this is my first sculpting undertaking. I chose to use Monster Clay because it was a pretty affordable and highly recommended material. It is super silky and smooth and was really easy to work with.
I wasn't really having any issues just smoothing and sculpting with my hands, but when I switched to tools to try and achieve a smooth finish like metal I couldn't quite get where I want it.
Here is what I have:
Smoothing wise I have been using a combo of a heat gun + tools and a paintbrush + isopropyl myristate. I just want to blend out all of the tool strokes and paint brush bristles, does anyone have any tips? Or should I just keep going with it?
I intend to mold this mask in silicon and then cast it in resin, so I suppose I could just sand and smooth the cast, but I would rather have a great master to work from.
When I go to cast this do I need to seal it? I know some people spray clear sulfur free spray paint on their casts before they mold them, but will that render the clay trash after molding?
Thanks for the help, I would also love to hear any tips for Monster Clay or just sculpting in general!